Great American Insurance Company attorney Bill Wilson of the Mound Cotton law firm announced at a hearing in the Champlain Towers South Case that the insurer would tender its full policy limits and pay additional coverages totaling more than 30 million dollars. The catastrophe was on June 24 and the claims decision was announced only 22 days after the occurrence. While I have often criticized insurance claims executives for taking too long to investigate and come to a claims determination, Great American deserves a Bravo and resounding accolades for putting this claims determination to rest.
Continue Reading Great American Agrees to Pay Champlain Towers South Property Insurance Claim and More to Be Discussed on Tuesday @2 with Chip Merlin

Condado is a diverse community in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that is 7 miles long but well known by tourists for hotels, restaurants and beaches. For the locals this area it is also known for its numerous condominiums, which were greatly affected in 2017 by Hurricane Maria. To this date, many of the insurance companies have not paid or continue denying coverage to condominium policyholders in this area.
Continue Reading Insurance Recovery for Condominium Policyholders

The Merlin Law Group has started a legal blog about the insurance issues that arise with Condominiums. Condominium law is an area where a little experience leads to the conclusion that there is a lot more to learn. Condominiums have unique insurance issues which we felt could better be addressed in a separate blog.


Continue Reading Merlin Law Group Publishes Condominium Insurance Law Blog

Insurance coverage disputes are often decided by laws and regulations made outside the insurance contract. Insurance companies have known this for years. They employ an army of lawyers and seemingly have an unending treasury to lobby for laws and regulations that favor insurance company interests.


Continue Reading Policyholder Advocacy and Leadership Beyond The Courtroom

The monthly Florida Underwriter is an excellent publication that I read to stay informed about many current issues facing the Florida insurance market. It is also very good at noting significant legal and political issues which impact insurance. Even the advertisements sometime reflect trends of insurance coverage that are significant to our clients.

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